Trump fires two impeachment witnesses

Trump fires two impeachment witnesses

- President Trump has fired two officials who testified against him during his impeachment trial

- Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a US soldier, and Sondland, an envoy, were fired on Friday, February 7

- Vindman's lawyer, following the development, accused Trump of exacting revenge on his client

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has sacked two senior officials who testified against him during his impeachment trial at the House of Representatives.

The US president recalled his ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.

This was few hours after Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was sacked on Friday, February 7.

Vindman's twin brother Yevgeny, also a lieutenant colonel who worked as a lawyer in the NSC, was also sent back to the Department of the Army.

BBC reports that Vindman's lawyer, David Pressman, accused President Trump of exacting revenge on his client for telling the truth.

The British media adds that Trump simply told newsmen that he was not happy with Vindaman.

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Trump fires two impeachment witnesses

Trump fires two witnesses who testified against him at impeachment trial
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Trump was acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges preferred against him on Wednesday, February 5.

With the conclusion of the Senate trial, President Trump remains the US president and he is already on the move to be re-elected in November 2020.

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Similarly, Trump had earlier attacked Senator Mitt Romney for voting in support of his impeachment during the Senate's trial on Wednesday, February 5.

Despite belonging to Trump's party, the Republican party, Senator Romney voted to convict the US president on the impeachment charges filed against him.

With his action, Romney has emerged the first senator in the history of the US to vote to convict a president from his own party.

President Trump, apparently angry with the development, attacked Romney saying the senator could have defeated former President Obama if he had devoted the same energy he applied to vote against him when he contested the US presidency in 2012.

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Romney was the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.

Trump tweeted: "Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election."

In other news, Justin Fox, a popular American journalist and Bloomberg Opinion columnist, has revealed why the US should allow more Nigerian immigrants in the country.

Fox made the points in the wake of the immigrant visa restriction imposed on Nigeria by the Trump-led US government.

The respected journalist in his opinion published by Bloomberg on Tuesday, February 4, described the Nigerian immigrants as one of the most successfully integrated groups in the country.

Fox, citing data from the US Census Bureau, said estimated 374,311 Nigerian-born people were living in the US as at 2018 and they are doing well.

Meanwhile, amid criticisms against the travel ban placed on Nigeria and five other countries by the US government, the White House has said that it informed the country a year before it finally took action.

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Legit.ng gathered that the US government revealed that it notified all foreign governments of a change in its performance metrics for identity-management and information sharing criteria since March 11, 2019.

The White House noted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identified the worst-performing countries for further interagency review and for an assessment of the potential impact of visa restrictions.

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